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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
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Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
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favorite 404

comment 36

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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favorite 174

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Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
School of Theology Boston University
by British and Foreign Bible Society; Unwin Brothers (Firm); Massachusetts Bible Society
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Gilt lettering on spine
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Persian language
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 26

comment 0

viii, 341 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 45

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xi, 734 pages : 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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ix, 435 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 26

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vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
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by Walker, Alice
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comment 0

253 str. ; 21 cm
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by Collins, Suzanne
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374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

eye 5,290

favorite 46

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759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

eye 2,449

favorite 41

comment 2

799 pages : 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Rowling, J. K
texts

eye 1,210

favorite 16

comment 1

xvi, 759 pages : 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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xi, 734 pages : 24 cm
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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texts

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favorite 33

comment 0

viii, 341 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K
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favorite 7

comment 0

636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
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favorite 104

comment 4

Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Source: bplill
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by Silverstein, Charles; White, Edmund, 1940- joint author
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favorite 51

comment 0

Bibliography: p. 233-236
Topics: Male homosexuality, Sex instruction for gay men
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by Grisham, John
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Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter
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Topics: African American girls, Attorney and client, Trials (Murder), Revenge, Justiz, Rassenpolitik
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by James, E. L
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comment 0

514 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K
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285 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 25

comment 1

3 volumes ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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favorite 16

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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
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Topics: Kites -- Competitions -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Social...
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texts

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comment 0

2752 p., 15 p. krt. 24 cm
Topics: Bijbel -- commentaren, Oude testament -- commentaren, Nieuwe testament -- commentaren
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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vi, 312 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Getty Research Institute
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Goodwin, Philip R; Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932; Hooper, Charles Edward, 1867- illustrator; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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favorite 7

comment 0

Printer statement from title page verso
Topics: Animal welfare, Feral dogs, Pet theft, Sled dogs, Dogs
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 49

comment 0

vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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favorite 35

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New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
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favorite 150

comment 0

A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
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texts

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favorite 19

comment 0

viii, 341 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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comment 0

366 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Fantasy fiction, Witches -- Fiction, Wizards -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
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favorite 107

comment 2

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Animals
Edited for the Syndics of the University press
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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favorite 30

comment 1

541 pages : 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
California Digital Library
texts

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comment 0

375 p. 21 cm
Books to Borrow
by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992; Zimmer, Dirk, illustrator
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favorite 53

comment 0

Reprint: Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, ©1984
Topics: Tales, Horror tales, Children's stories, Folklore, Horror stories, Ghosts, Short stories
Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
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"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
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by Stine, R. L; Stine, R. L. Goosebumps
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"Three scary Goosebumps stories in one volume!"
Topics: Puppets, Horror stories
Title on spine: The Bishop's Bible
Source: folio
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
texts

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favorite 37

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Set in 21st century America, under post-feminist totalitarian rule, the story of Offred whose one purpose is to breed
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dystopias, Misogyny, Women, Fiction in English Canadian writers, 1945- -...
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by Heller, Joseph
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favorite 76

comment 0

"A Laurel Book"--T.p. verso
Topic: World War, 1939-1945
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by Telgemeier, Raina, author
texts

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favorite 52

comment 1

233 pages : 21 cm
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Theater -- Comic books, strips, etc, Theater -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Comic...
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by Collins, Suzanne, author
texts

eye 556

favorite 9

comment 0

390 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Everdeen, Katniss (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Mellark, Peeta (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

eye 3,113

favorite 35

comment 0

759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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favorite 122

comment 3

Bibliographical introduction: p. [7]-38
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Bible, genealogy
Books to Borrow
by Tyndale House Publishers
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favorite 25

comment 0

Includes indexes
Topic: Bible
Project Gutenberg
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts

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favorite 26

comment 1

Book from Project Gutenberg: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Library of Congress Classification: PZ Library of Congress Classification: PS Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
texts

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favorite 52

comment 0

Topic: Drug abuse
School of Theology Boston University
by British and Foreign Bible Society. Calcutta Auxiliary; Baptist Mission Press (Calcutta,India); Massachusetts Bible Society
texts

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favorite 9

comment 0

Spine title: Holy Bible Bengali
Topic: Bengali language
Books to Borrow
texts

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favorite 7

comment 0

1, 2140 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Bible. English -- Versions -- Authorized, Bible -- Study and teaching, Bible, Education
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by Anonymous
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favorite 30

comment 0

" ... taken from 'White rabbit, ' written by Grace Slick. Copyright 1967, Irving Music, Inc. ..."
Topics: Drug abuse, Diaries
xx, 2414 p. : 24 cm
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texts

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favorite 42

comment 1

223 pages ; 20 cm
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jungé, .., Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy fiction, Wizards --...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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favorite 5

comment 0

xi, 734 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Henry Miller
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favorite 35

comment 0

Topics: Autobiographical fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction
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by Lee, Harper
texts

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favorite 10

comment 0

284 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Race relations -- Fiction, Trials (Rape) -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Girls, Race relations,...
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texts

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favorite 77

comment 0

223 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Hosseini, Khaled
texts

eye 1,476

favorite 5

comment 0

An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption....
Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys, Large type books, Bildungsromans
Books to Borrow
by Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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favorite 35

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"1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 ..."--Back paperback cover
Topics: Orwell, George, 1903-1950, Totalitarianism, Cautionary tales and verse, Science fiction, English,...
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880
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favorite 30

comment 0

xxiii, 368 p. ; 18 cm
Books to Borrow
by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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favorite 9

comment 0

629 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Topics: Vampires -- Juvenile fiction, High schools -- Juvenile fiction, Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction,...
"With four equal-sized columns on each page -- two of text and two of notes and comments, self-pronouncing text, and a complete concordance and cyclopedia index."
Topic: Bible
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by Collins, Suzanne, author
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favorite 4

comment 0

391 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Insurgency -- Juvenile fiction, Survival -- Juvenile fiction, Television game shows -- Juvenile...
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texts

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favorite 7

comment 0

251 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Roald Dahl
texts

eye 3,044

favorite 33

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
Spine title: Holy Bible
Topics: Bible, English language
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texts

eye 1,164

favorite 19

comment 0

223 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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texts

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favorite 121

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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texts

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favorite 50

comment 0

viii, 341 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topic: Kannada language -- Texts and translations
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=pRgVAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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by Rowling, J. K
texts

eye 1,014

favorite 7

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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
DocSouth
by Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904
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favorite 9

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2 p. ., 303 p. 20 cm
Topics: Women, Man-woman relationships, Self-actualization (Psychology), Adultery